More than I thought. 28 sites with full-timers. We thought the number here would be about 10. Surprising.
Thankfully we now get to see people as we walk around the park. We continue to practice social distancing however we no longer experience social isolation. That makes a big difference.
Our time at the dealership, five weeks in total, was fine and we are so thankful for their generous hospitality. We were truly socially isolated during that time with limited social contact and that did begin to take a toll on my well-being.
We moved to our seasonal site on Friday without any issues. Our outdoor furniture survived the winter without any noticeable damage. For the time being we have a site with services in a beautiful outdoor setting in a quiet and peaceful place.
The cellular Internet here is high-speed. I get about 100 Mbps from the tower. Thank heavens for our international unthrottled high-speed unlimited cellular data plan. I use anywhere between 300 and 400 GB of data on a monthly basis and a reliable high-speed Internet is a necessity for our coach.
Uncertainty still lingers. Not just with us but for most of the full-timers here. The same question comes up in casual conversation: what will happen to us come fall? Will we be allowed to travel south?
I do not know.
The uncertainty of where we would live in Canada has been resolved. For now. Where will we be living come October?
I do not know.
This constant uncertainty from COVID-19 makes the RV lifestyle much less tenable for Canadian Snowbirds. The whole country, with the exception of a few places in British Columbia, is frozen for most of the year. Even in May. We are back into sub-zero temperatures overnight with daytime highs struggling to get past 8 Celsius or 46 Fahrenheit. Man is it cold in this country.
There is no way that we would choose to live in our coach during the winter months in Ontario. We even found it unpleasant during April.
I will be writing to the Canadian Snowbirds Association to see what, if anything, they might be doing to ensure our political leaders take into account the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Canadian Snowbirds that alternate their six months between Canada and the United States.
Trying to make alternate living arrangements at the last minute would be difficult and stressful. And I am not sure at what point in time we would have to make a call as to whether we stay in Canada this winter. June? July? August?
For now, I will try to not worry about what happens in another 5 months.
The time to worry about what happens next will come along soon enough.